Chemigrams: Vanished Series
In 1942 my mother, Lavern Dubois, against better advice, went on to perform the Mendelssohn E Minor violin concerto in occupied Paris. She fled to Switzerland that night just minutes before the Gestapo arrived pounding on her door. The stories that she would tell my brothers and me about Nazi occupation were very chilling. This is my way of keeping the remembrance of that tragic era with us, praying that it will never be repeated. It is dedicated in memory of those musicians who disappeared and to someone who always held true to her beliefs, the most courageous person I’ve known, my mom.